Music Monday|Lee Hi — 24°C

Music Monday|Lee Hi — 24°C

What’s up BAYOG Fam! I hope y’all are havin’ a decent summer so far (despite the pandemic and crazy shit goin’ on in the world…) Anyways, it’s Monday! So y’all know it’s another Music Monday post! I thought I’d surprise y’all with 2 Music Monday posts today as well! If you haven’t noticed, I kind of have a theme going on. I’m alternating between male and female artists each week. Today’s theme was 2 strong female vocalists with albums perfect for summer~ The first post was on [Taeyeon], this one is on Lee Hi.

Today’s Music Monday post is gonna be on Lee Hi and her mini album 24°C . 이하이/Lee Hi Yi performs under Lee Hi. She originally got into the music industry in 2011 when she auditioned and appeared on [K-Pop Star], a reality K-Pop survival show. She was actually the runner-up winner. She then signed onto YG Entertainment, the same company behind BigBang, 2NE1,Blackpink, iKON, Winner, etc. Despite her young age at the time, Lee Hi was known for having a very strong, mature, and soulful kind of voice. She basically has a perfect voice for R&B. She’s previously worked with 2NE1’s [Park Bom], AKMU’s [Lee Suhyun] (Coincidentally, AKMU also appeared on season 2 of K-Pop Star), [Bobby] and B.I of iKON, [Epik] [High], [Jennie] from Blackpink, and [Code] [Kunst]. She even did a cover of Queen’s [Bohemian Rhapsody] for the film Bohemian Rhapsody. Her most famous track, and my favorite, is [Breathe]. It was a track written by the late [Jonghyun] of SHINee. She decided not to renew her contract with YG Entertainment when it ended in 2019. It was recently announced that Lee Hi has signed with Jay Park’s AOMG. Like literally a week or two ago. Shortly after the announcement she released her new single [HOLO], as well as the MV for it. Honestly, I love Lee Hi. She’s one of the most talented vocalists in K-Pop. She has a really unique voice that’s also just perfect for R&B. I feel like YG kind of did her dirty. She just seemed to be in the dungeon and YG just didn’t promote her very much. So I’m pretty happy she’s at a company that should give her all the support and creative freedom that she deserves.

Artist: Lee Hi
Album: 24°C
Year: 2019
Genre: K-Pop, R&B, Soul, Reggaeton

24°C was Lee Hi’s last work under YG Entertainment. It was released in 2019. Prior to that, her last album, Seoulite, dropped in 2016. I felt like this album really suited her, and it showed a more mature side as well. It apparently explored the darker sides of romantic relationships, loneliness, longing, frustration, and break-ups. The EP also featured then label mate B.I of iKON for the title track “No One”. R&B singer G.Soul, now known as Golden, was featured on “No Way”. “1,2” featured then label mate Choi Hyun Suk of TREASURE. Unfortunately, the EP and promotions didn’t get a chance to shine as much as it could. The issue was just as the promotions began, B.I got into a drug scandal. It was a crazy big deal and he actually ended up leaving iKON and YG Entertainment. This unfortunately caused issues during Lee Hi’s promotions and overshadowed her promotions as well. It was a shame though. It’s actually a really good R&B album with some soul, gospel-soul, jazzy, and reggaeton. I absolutely loved every single track. You had fun tracks, soulful tracks, and also chill tracks. Anyways, I thought the album really fit the sensual and hot vibes of summer.

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You can find the EP on Spotify, here:

Listen to the album playlist on YouTube:

누구 없소 (NO ONE) (Feat. B.I of iKON)

Live Performance Version

누구 없소/Nugu Eopseo, or “No One”, was the title track for the EP. Again, it featured B.I of [iKON]. This track is about longing and loneliness. She basically sings about wanting and waiting for someone to come bring excitement and take away her loneliess. It’s got some reggaeton and it’s just a very groovy kind of track. I found it to be pretty infectious to listen to. Then again, this was right up my alley though. I grew up in South Florida so reggaeton and Latin and Caribbean kind of tracks remind me of home. So yeah, I grooved to it.

NO WAY (Feat. G.Soul)

“No Way” featured K-R&B vocalist [G.Soul]. G.Soul now goes under the stage name Golden. He was previously signed under JYP Entertainment. However, he is now under Jay Park’s other label H1GHER Music. So it’s funny that they’re kind of label mates now. I had always been a fan of G.Soul from the beginning. I mean since when he did a [OST track] for the classic K-Drama Full House. This track is a super laid back piano track with some low bass. It’s a really nice laid back and smooth R&B track. Lee Hi and Golden’s voices add this sort of smooth sexiness to the track. Their voices are just so smooth and soulful, and they compliment each other so well.


“Love Is Over” is a ballad with some gospel and soul. It’s this is jazzy vibe to it as well. It really showcases Lee Hi’s beautiful and soulful vocals. It’s a break up track about the struggles of trying to move on. So here’s your summer heartbreak track.

1, 2 (한두번)
(Feat. Choi Hyun Suk of TREASURE)

“1, 2” featured Choi Hyun Suk of [TREASURE]. I instantly loved this track when I heard it. I love the simple start with just the guitar. Then more elements are added to build it up into this really fun sounding track with some Latin flare. Despite sounding fun, it’s about feeling frustrated and annoyed by your significant other. Lee Hi basically sings about feeling frustrated and upset that the guy lies to her and just seem to care about her. She hears more excuses and apologies than words and actions of love. She’s basically done with being hurt over and over again. This track still got me groovin’ too though haha~


“20MIN” is the only track that’s self-written by Lee Hi. It’s a guitar ballad. It’s a simple track with just basic elements like gentle guitar strumming and water drops. In this track, Lee Hi sings about her anger and annoyance at a certain someone. Basically this guy thinks he’s hot shit, that he’s got Lee Hi goin’ hard for him. However, he’s always talkin’ about his exes and telling boring jokes. Lee Hi is just basically annoyed and bored. Homegirl is just done.

Anyways, that’s it. Like I said, the whole EP is great. I especially love “No One”, “1, 2”, and “No Way” the most. It’s really a shame she wasn’t able to get as much positive attention for it during the promotions. I think the whole vibe of the album just suits summer though, so I hope you’re able to give the album a listen~ Have you listened to the album yet? What was your favorite track(s)? Take care, stay safe, and have a wonderful day fam!~

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